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Fear Factor: Ratings for the 2011-12 TV Season

Fear Factor ratingsHere are the TV ratings for Fear Factor. After several years away, the competition that asks contestants to endure scary and disgusting tasks is back — and so is host Joe Rogan. The seventh season of Fear Factor typically airs Monday nights on the NBC network.

Here are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if Fear Factor is going to be cancelled or renewed for season eight. Check out our NBC ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Episode 07-09: Monday, 07/16/12
1.5 in the demo (+7% episode-to-episode change) with 4.21 million.
Season averages: 2.20 in the demo with 5.64 million.

Episode 07-08: Monday, 07/09/12
1.4 in the demo (-7% episode-to-episode change) with 4.01 million.
Season averages: 2.29 in the demo with 5.82 million.

Episodes 07-06 & 07-07: Sunday, 02/12/12
1.5 in the demo (-35% episode-to-episode change) with 3.73 million; third palace at 9pm, second at 10pm.
Season average: 2.41 in the demo with 6.08 million.
Demo average rank: #3 of 11 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-05: Monday, 01/09/12
2.3 in the demo (-4% episode-to-episode change) with 5.5 million; tied for first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.78 in the demo with 7.02 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 8 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-04: Monday, 01/02/12
2.4 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 6.01 million; tied for second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.90 in the demo with 7.40 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 6 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-03: Monday, 12/19/11
2.4 in the demo (-31% episode-to-episode change) with 6.28 million; second place at 9pm, first place at 9:30pm.
Season average: 3.07 in the demo with 7.86 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 6 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-02: Monday, 12/12/11
3.5 in the demo (+6% episode-to-episode change) with 8.52 million total viewers; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.4 in the demo with 8.65 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 5 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-01: Monday, 12/12/11
3.3 in the 18-49 demographic with 8.78 million total viewers; second in the timeslot at 8pm, tied for first at 8:30pm.
Season average: 3.3 in the demo with 8.78 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 5 non-scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

The peacock network is no doubt very pleased with the return of Fear Factor. The reality series debuted quite strongly, particularly opposite the CBS sitcom line-up, and outperformed the Sing Off finale by more than 200%. Viewership held steady throughout both episodes, a good indication that most viewers will return next week.


Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the Fear Factor TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for an eighth season?

 

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joanna steele December 3, 2013 at 7:38 pm

hi I love and miss fear factory how hope it will come back on soon

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SunnyeDaye January 9, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I hope it comes back for another season with new stunts. I watch it for the stunts
and I hope no one gets seriously hurt!

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Riley December 23, 2011 at 7:39 pm

It is great to see Joe Rogan back on Fear Factor. It has been too long. I enjoyed the return episodes. It didn’t surprise me that this show would rate so high. Even though the Blood Bath scene may have been a little over the top for most people, those who actually enjoy watching Fear Factor are the ones who don’t mind seeing the bloody scenes. I didn’t get a chance to watch the new episodes when they aired because I was at the airport waiting for my flight to Cali. I just finished watching the third episode on DISH Online and it was great! The Blood Bath part of the first show was pushing it. Since I work and subscribe to DISH, I have become quite familiar with DISH Online, and there are thousands of shows available even if you aren’t a customer like Fear Factor! If you missed Fear Factor, go watch it now!

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Vicky December 13, 2011 at 11:22 pm

I loved the show ten years ago and I still love it now I’m so glad its back and I love Joe Rogan his personality is perfect for the show and I love his tats:) I hope it goes for a long time :)

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Timothy J. December 13, 2011 at 5:02 pm

show was ok but holy crap did they tell those contestants to overdue their mostly fake personalities. it’s pretty obvious how corny/cheesy it looked/sounded.

makes it hard to watch it again =/

either way, lots of hotties so will be prob watch either way ;)

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